Former UFC fighter Sage Northcutt could also be headed to ONE Championship
Santino Honasan on Nov 07, 2018 08:22 PM
"I like how they respect the true martial arts, I think that’s very cool, and seeing people’s stories, how they grew up, what makes them the martial artist that they are today, and having that respect," - Sage Northcutt on ONE Championship
October was definitely a landmark month for Asian mixed martial arts promotion after reeling in a pair of world champions in long-time UFC Flyweight king Demetrious Johnson and former UFC and Bellator Lightweight World Champion Eddie Alvarez.
In a span of just two weeks, ONE managed to sign two of their biggest talent acquisitions, and the promotion's Chairman and CEO said that there were more to come.
"Eddie is the first of our big signings, I think you will be surprised by announcments coming in the future," ONE Championship's head honcho said during a conference call to introduce Alvarez.
Both Johnson and Alvarez also believe that they're just the beginning of what could be more big names to head on over to the Asian MMA powerhouse.
During the ONE: Heart of the Lion pre-event press conference, Wednesday at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, one of those possible names to also join ONE Championship was in attendance.
Former UFC lightweight and welterweight competitor, "Super" Sage Northcutt was introduced towards the end of the press conference.
The 22-year old told ABS-CBN Sports that he's in town to discuss a possible deal with ONE Championship, aside from taking in Friday night's fights.
"Actually, I’m here to discuss possibly being a ONE Championship fighter with Mr. Chatri [Sityodtong], and to check out the event too," said Northcutt. "I’m here to see the event and talk about it, I’m really excited to see how everything goes, and I’m looking forward to it."
Northcutt, 11-2 in MMA, burst onto the scene back in back in 2015 after impressive back-to-back finishes in the UFC.
The Texas native, who's currently a free agent, ended his UFC run with a 6-2 record.
When asked what it was about ONE Championship that enticed him, Northcutt mentioned the promotion's premium on celebrating the values of martial arts and building heroes.
"I like how they respect the true martial arts, I think that’s very cool, and seeing people’s stories, how they grew up, what makes them the martial artist that they are today, and having that respect," he expressed.
While nothing is set in stone as of yet, if everything goes well for the young prospect, he could be a very exciting addition to ONE Championship's lightwieght or welterweight divisions.